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Clothing Wholesaling in Australia: Market Research Report

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Clothing Wholesaling Market Research Report | ANZSIC F3713 | Jul 2016

Tight fit: Ongoing wholesale bypass has constrained industry revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Clothing Wholesaling market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 12-17
Annual Growth 17-22
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Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

Over the five years through 2016-17, revenue for the Clothing Wholesaling industry is expected to rise only marginally, by an annualised 0.2%. As the global reach of many clothing companies grows, wholesale bypass is becoming increasingly prevalent. Low-cost producers in countries such as China and Vietnam are becoming more accessible, selling products directly to retailers and bypassing wholesalers. The Clothing Wholesaling industry's weak performance can also be attributed to low underlying demand from the clothing retail sector. The rise of online clothing stores has undermined demand for products sold through traditional retail channels, which has undercut retailers' demand for products sold by wholesalers. Revenue is expected to decrease by 1.8% in 2016-17, to reach $8.36 billion... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

The Clothing Wholesaling industry supplies women's, men's, children's and infants' clothing, and sleepwear, underwear and accessories to clothing retailers.

Women's clothing

Women's clothing accounts for the largest share of goods sold by the industry, as women generally spend more on clothing than men. In particular, women continue to purchase clothing during economic downturns, while men are likely to postpone such purchases. This segment has grown as a share of industry revenue over the past five years. Women demand a variety of clothing and are usually more fashion conscious than men. Therefore, profit margins for women's clothing are slightly higher than those for men's clothing. In 2016-17, women's clothing accounts for an estimated 38.7% of industry revenue... purchase to read more


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What is the Clothing Wholesaling Industry?

Companies in the industry wholesale clothing by purchasing stock from clothing manufacturers and then selling the garments to retailers, generally with little or no development of the items. Most industry wholesalers undertake sales and administrative activities, such as establishing relationships with manufacturers and retailers to ensure a reliable supply and demand of stock, marketing and advertising their products, and transporting and storing stock.

Industry Products
Men's clothingWomen's clothingChildren's clothingInfants' clothingSleepwear and underwearOther clothing
Industry Activities
Clothing wholesalingHosiery wholesalingMillinery wholesalingLeather clothing wholesalingSports clothing wholesaling

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